Adult/Adolescent SANE Program
Certified MA SANEs are specially-trained to perform quality medical forensic examinations for patients 12 years of age and older. They respond in collaboration with a community rape crisis advocate to 30 Massachusetts Department of Public Health designated SANE sites across the state when paged by hospital staff that a sexual assault patient has presented. SANEs will obtain and document the patient’s report of their assault, perform a forensic exam and evidence collection, and collaborate with hospital providers for timely administration of medications that can help to prevent assault-related pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV.
MA Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit (SAECK) Tracking System
Visit www.mass.gov/SAECK to learn more about the MA Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit (SAECK) Tracking System, a comprehensive, statewide, web-based sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking system for use by sexual assault survivors, health care professionals, and public safety officials.